On paper New Town and Trenton were as evenly matched as anyone could imagine and that’s how the opening round match of the District 15 volleyball tournament played out Monday night in Stanley.
Sportswriters across the state knew that New Town was going to have a strong day in the state Class B cross country meet. And they did, finishing second in the boys division and third in the girls division under the auspices of veteran coach Brian Anderson.
Even though Rugby won its own invitational cross country meet as a team with 70 points, New Town’s Justin Many Ribs took top individual honors that helped his team to a second-place finish, finishing ahead of many of the Class B teams that will be competing in the state meet in Valley City later this month.
New Town’s girls varsity cross country team blasted through the competition Saturday in Valley City to take first place and outlast the Parshall Braves, who finished second.
There was clearly a disadvantage when Friday night’s football game began between New Town and Berthold and it boiled down to sheer numbers.